A snowplow driver in West Bend, Wisconsin, was doing his thing when he found a child wandering around alone at 4am.David Gehrke is being called a hero for saving the five-year-old boy in subzero temperatures.
Maddox Pierce was freezing in just his pajamas without shoes, a hat, or coat when Gehrke spotted him on the street. He got little boy and warmed him up by putting his own coat on him and blasting the heat in the truck. When he turned Maddox over to police, he told them he was scared because he thought he was home alone, so he was walking to his grandpa’s house. But it turns out, his 14-year-old aunt was at home babysitting while his mom was at work.
Local police gave the driver a certificate of appreciation.
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